A video: Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News

Published on Nov 19, 2018

In Episode 1 of Operation InfeKtion, we reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit. Read the story here: www.nytimes.com/disinformation Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video

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